08:57 AM - October 15, 2005 by Steve_OS
Eurogamer has posted their first impressions of Pro Evolution Soccer 5.
"As ever, the changes in presentation have been trumpeted to an inexplicable degree of fanfare, being as they are just animation tweaks and a few more layers of polygons (although the new snowy pitch with orange ball is quite pretty), and it'd be really nice if Konami took a closer interest in throw-ins, free kicks and corners, rather than simply tweaking them. Creating an artificial bubble around the nearest receiving player on throw-ins doesn't fix anything; it just renders the process even more tedious. But whether those complaints will weigh against it in any meaningful way is something best left for the review. I'd say PES5 leaves a strong first impression. As ever, there'll be those who feel it meddles too much. Whatever the grander truth, what's obvious is it's not the same. And that's a good thing."